I’m a freelancing data visualization designer and artist, working from Amsterdam, with a background in data science. In 2011 I graduated as an Astronomer from the University of Leiden. Looking for more tangible and dynamic work I left the world of Academia and worked as a Analytics Consultant at Deloitte for four years.
It took me a while to figure out that, although I liked doing data analysis, I loved the visualization of the analysis and insights. In my evenings and weekends I started teaching myself about the subject of data visualization and I also created this website & blog to share my personal projects. A year later in 2015 I got the opportunity to join Adyen as a full-time data visualization designer. There I worked on designing & building dashboards and other data visualizations for their client environment.
However, after a year I figured out that my passion lies with the more creative kind of data visualization, not dashboards. So I quit my job to become a freelancing data visualization designer to explore if there is a market for unique and captivating visualizations of data.